Butternut Squash Chocolate Cookies (Paleo)

All I want to do is make these cookies.

All. Day. Long.

But, finals are once again upon me and I only have time to look at this picture and salivate. The struggle is real.

I think this will be the first thing I make once my semester is over.

Here’s to 2 weeks from now!


Butternut Squash Chocolate Cookies (Paleo) 


1/4 cup pureed butternut squash, COMPLETELY cooled

1/4 cup coconut butter, melted

1 tbsp pure maple syrup 

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp salt

2 tbsp cocoa powder


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper. Combine squash, coconut butter, syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth and then scoop out all contents into a bowl (make sure to scape sides and bottom of food processor with a spoon as the coconut butter tends to stick!) Add in cocoa powder and stir until all the ingredients are evenly mixed. Place in the fridge for 5 minutes. Take out, drop into desired cookie sized-shapes on parchment-layered pan, and press down lightly. Transfer to the oven and let cook for 12 minutes. Let sit to harden before eating.


13 responses to this post.

  1. Those look delicious! I don’t have squash but I do have organic pumpkin. I may have to try a pumpkin version, I’ll let you know! 🙂


  2. These look awesome! Totally making these, thanks! 🙂


  3. YUM! I will be making these. Good luck with your finals too! My semester finished 1.5 weeks ago and I have never been so grateful. It’s a tough time but you’ll make it! 🙂


  4. Posted by jarahlarockstar on December 16, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Reblogged this on Blushes, Brushes & Barbells and commented:
    These cookies from “Health Without Sacrifice” look delicious! The best part? They won’t leave you feeling guilty.


  5. Oh, I can’t wait to try these!


  6. […] Source: Health Without Sacrifice – Butternut Squash Chocolate Cookies (Paleo) […]


  7. these look great! I love sneaking squash into things, but haven’t tried it in cookies yet. Can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing


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